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How To Fry An Egg In The Microwave

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How To Fry An Egg In The Microwave

In other articles we have already explained other egg related recipes to make at home but here we are going to explain something even more amazing, how to make a fried egg without frying it on the stove. This way of frying an egg is very good because you eat less fat and oil, so not only will you not make a mess, you'll also eat healthier. So, do not waste any more time and find out how to fry an egg in the microwave.

For more alternatives to deep frying, check our step-by-step tutorial.

Less than 15 minutes low difficulty


You'll need:

  • Bowl or cup
  • Microwave
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Steps to follow:


The first thing to do to fry an egg in the microwave is to break the egg and carefully put it in a bowl taking care as not to break it; the bowl or cup should have a slightly large base so that the fried egg takes the shape you want.Add a little salt so that the fried egg has a little more flavor.

How To Fry An Egg In The Microwave - Step 1

Put the bowl with the egg in the microwave for 40 seconds, on medium power and keep on checking that the egg is cooking properly. To check that the egg is well cooked you can pinch the fried egg and if the fork comes out clean it is done; otherwise, keep cooking it in the microwave at 5 second intervals.

How To Fry An Egg In The Microwave - Step 2

After these 40 or 50 seconds you will have a perfectly fried egg from your microwave, there's no mess and it's very healthy as it's not fried in oil. To take it out of the bowl you can use a spoon underneath the egg with a little bit of black pepper or butter.

How To Fry An Egg In The Microwave - Step 3

Cooking fried eggs in the microwave is healthier as you are not using lots of oil that increases cholesterol and triglyceride levels and it's also much easier and faster! Also, the microwave is a convenient and practical way of preparing lots of food, so have a look at our other recipes that can be made without a stove or oven:

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  • Do not exceed the indicated time or the egg will boil up too much.
  • If you want to make sure the egg doesn't break, cover the bowl with a kitchen towel.
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That's poaching, not frying!
You poach egg in water. The article is correct.
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